CONGREGATIONAL RENEWAL

“Christian, It’s Not What You Think”

Publisher: North Point Ministries, Atlanta, Ga

Speaker: Andy Stanley


Availability:

Streaming: North Point Community Church [free]     

http://northpoint.org/messages/christian


Summary:  In many mainline protestant churches today there is a shift in focus from membership to discipleship.  But what exactly is a disciple?  Is being a disciple the same thing as being a Christian, or is it something different?  This eight-part series explores this question in depth, beginning with the fact that the definition of a disciple is clearly provided by Jesus in John 13:34-35, “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another.  Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.  By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Expected Result: Exploration of this topic on a group basis by an entire congregation provides a good foundation to a missional discussion, seeking the answers to “Who and What is God calling this congregation to be?”